Education Management Corporation
2.3 of 5 232 reviews
www.edmc.edu Pittsburgh, PA 5000+ Employees

Education Management Corporation Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014

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Edward H. West

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The Human Resource team is helpful and the employee benefits are great"
    in 7 reviews
  • "They compensate you fairly and have good benefits for employees, 401K match, insurance, wellness programs"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "The work life balance for this company is not ideal for people with a family"
    in 11 reviews
  • "high pressure sales to prospective college students"
    in 7 reviews
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Good Experience except for politics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNecessity is the basis of work. Livelihood is to survive.

ConsNepotism, biased gender, preferred females only.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should remain unbiased

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Administrative/Manager/Recruiter (Current Employee)
Coimbatore

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than a year

Prosthis is the major work of all students and their parents. i hope this is the best field to develope ourself and the society itself soon,

ConsIf a student can't to succeed that subject or degree or some other in thgat major its make problem in our career also.

Advice to Senior ManagementIam not having that much of knowledge to advise the upper peoples.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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sixteen years of accounts experience

General Accountant (Current Employee)
Chengalpattu

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

Prosmy self having best experience in retail , audit & accounts, h& r experience in last 16 years

Consrare opportunity to deliver the best efforts

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement always think who is the best teller. not result oriented. they want to achivers only. but they fall only orally tellers only

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast paced and somewhat disorganized but overall good strategy.

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Education Management Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsFast pace was appealing. Growing rapidly at the time especially in the online division. Never a dull moment. Several enjoyable co-workers and lasting memories.

ConsSome items of HR got lost in the fast paced culture. Much of the company values were lost by the time they made it to lower level employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on employee retention. Duration of employment particularly in some areas of the company appears to be impeding financial progress and student attrition as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mostly great job.

High School Representative (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I worked at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFreedom
The people I worked with were great
Summers off!
Fun and rewarding at times. Loved it.

ConsThe pay
Being a remote employee
Corporate could make decisions on my job That had no bearing in my job.

Advice to Senior ManagementA little less macro managing departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I worked at Education Management Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat people on my team, very friendly work environment. Learned a lot in my time with the company and greatly value my experiences.

ConsNot a business I am interested in for the long haul. Don't necessarily agree with the business model that is in place.

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Rewarding and filled with challanges

Tutor (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Education Management Corporation part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly people, flexible scheduling, company values, filled with challenges. EDMC was really flexible with time-off policies because i was a student.

Conssome slow days in my position

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing that i would personally change

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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For Profit Schools May be Going Away

Business Development Representative (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedule, and good reimbursement for money spent.

ConsThe whole Business Development Dept was laid off at the Art Institutes.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation

ProsThere are great people who care about what they do

ConsThere is an unknown future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work for the right person not for everyone

Admissions Representative (Current Employee)
Pitts, PA (US)

I have been working at Education Management Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTuition assistance, opportunities to advance, good base salary

Consno bonus or commissions, constant change internally, convencing people in their 30-40's on average to go to college... Long days in the office to hit goal...

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher focus on employee relationships not just studenet relationships, many employees feel unaapreciated by management

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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